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is it professional, for you, to put your blog/site and your, for example, skype contact in a C.V.?

PierG

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PierG-

There are differing opinions. In general, I say DEFINITELY YES, but understand the risks.

In my opinion, it's a big winner. You are showing yourself to be technically competent enough to do so, and by putting it on your CV, you're showing confidence about those skills and your thoughts and ideas on the blog.

If the blog is about something work or technical related, as yours is, then ABSOLUTELY I recommend it. ( I would be less enthusiastic about a senior executive doing this in many fields, for various reasons).

Of course, this is all predicated on the blog being professional, and ethical, etc. (I know this issue is not your worry, but if someone were to blog about an unusual hobby, or somewhat frowned upon taste in music... it might be an issue)

Here is the downside: there's "more of you not to like". You're giving them more information to look at and find fault with.

When one is interviewed, the vast majority of managers focus on reasons to say no. Because they don't know how to interview, looking at a blog gives them something else to just get worried about. Very few managers make the switch from "how is this bad," to "could this be a good sign."

Take a funny example. An executive and his spouse blog obsessively about their house cat. The site is sharp, well put together, showing some technical skills.

And, MANY managers would say, "WHAT?!?" "Is it weird to blog about your cat?" "How does he have time?" To say nothing of the discrimination here... the point is some will just get turned off by it.

BUT... in your case, YES. I think it's a great idea.

Forza Arruzzi!

Mark

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OK Mark, I see the point.

Grazie,

PierG

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This may seem obvious after you tell me and it could be a big "D-OH" moment but what is a CV?

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Brad-

No worries! That's why we're here.

A CV is a Curriculum Vitae, which is Latin for "Course of Life". (It is rarely spelled out)

It is simply what many Europeans call their resume. it has slightly a different format.

Simple!

Mark

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Oopsss ... sorry guys!!!

By the way Mark, in wich sense 'it has slightly a different format'?

PierG

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PierG-

I didn't mean that there was a specific difference. Rather, when I look at European CV's, I see subtle variations that I don't see here.

Of course, this is on "good" resumes, because when I think about it, I've seen so many WEIRD things here... ;-)

Mark

PS: Congratulations to the Azzurri! What a thrilling ending to the match!!! Brilliant goals. On TV here, they showed downtown Rome where there were some big screens, and the place ERUPTED!!! Can't wait for the final. - H

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:D FORZA ITALIA!!!!! FORZA AZZURRI!!!

PierG

P.S. Sorry for German readers :wink: